Saturday, 12 February 2011


The Paintmap website - showing the Venice Paintmap

Continuing the Places to Paint theme of this blog, this is
What is Paintmap?

This is how the website explains the concept of Paintmap and how it functions
Paintmap is a geolocation-oriented painting sharing website with the following goals: on one hand, it allows painters all around the World to locate physically the subject painted by others and learn about the artistic activity at a given area.

On the other hand, Paintmap allows Google Earth users to complement the physical and photographic knowledge of a given area with the artistic descriptions provided by users.

Last but not least, Paintmap will contribute to the capture of our nature and human heritage through the artistic work of users as a record for future generations.

Last summer it had 300 participating artists and over 2,000 paintings on the site.

What I like about it is that it shows and tells you where people were when they did specific paintings.

Examples of artists on Paintmap

These are artists who have got a page for their work on Paintmap
Do you have a page on Paintmap?  What do you think of Paintmap as a website?

    1 comment:

    Casey Klahn said...

    I had a hard time navigating Paintmap, even though my internet speed is now darn fast. Probably one difficulty is that it is not very populated with paintings, yet. Anyway, I did have fun and I wished for webcams to look at, too.

    Thank you for bring the artist Pól Skarðenni to my attention. What a find! His depiction of the sub arctic is right on the mark.